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Snapchat’s big redesign, featuring universal search and more, just hit iOS

Snapchat’s major redesign, which introduces a universal search bar to the top of the app, among other features, has today hit iOS. The refreshed user interface was first announced earlier this month, but was only available to Android users at the time with a promise that it would reach iPhone users …

Tumblr brings photo filters and stickers to its iOS, iMessage and Android apps

Tumblr today is launching two new tools for creative expression, stickers and filters, which could become another revenue stream for the Yahoo-owned company, if it chooses to go in that direction in the future. Available only on mobile, users will be able to decorate their photos or GIFs using …

Google launches the fifth and final dev preview of Android Wear 2.0 ahead of February launch

After a bit of a delay, the launch of Android Wear 2.0 is finally drawing near. Today, Google launched the fifth and final developer preview of Wear 2.0 ahead of its consumer launch in early February.<p>There aren’t any major surprises here, but with this release, Android Wear 2.0 is finally getting …

Samsung records highest profit jump in 3 years

Samsung today recorded its biggest leap in profits for three years, up 50 percent year-on-year, showing that there is far more to the company than the Galaxy Note 7 saga.<p>The Korean giant reported an operating profit of KRW 9.22 trillion ($7.92 billion) on total revenue of KRW 53.33 trillion ($44.6 …

Livestream now supports simultaneous live broadcasts on YouTube, Periscope and Twitch

Livestream is getting closer to allowing live video created on its platform to get broadcast anywhere online.<p>Specifically, the company announced that premium and enterprise customers will be able to simulcast to non-Livestream video services that support RTMP. That means a publisher could …

Samsung and Chinese brands utterly dominated India’s smartphone market in Q4 2016

India is in the midst of a revolution: the Chinese smartphone revolution. For the first time on record, there were no Indian companies ranked among the top five smartphone sellers in the country during the most recent quarter of business.<p>Samsung and a glut of ambitious, young companies from China …

24.5M voice-first devices expected to ship this year, but apps struggle to retain users

The next mainstream computing platform may not be bots, AR, or VR, but rather voice-based computing. According to a new state of the industry report from VoiceLabs, it’s estimated that there will be 24.5 million voice-first devices shipped this year, which will lead to a total device footprint of …

Google Is Going All In on Renewable Energy

Google expects to purchase enough renewable energy to cover its entire operation for the first time ever next year, the company announced Tuesday.<p>The …

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